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Old June 11th, 2007, 06:00 PM   #16
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I'm pretty sure you cna get an internal blue-ray burner for the 17" from of course I think that in addition to a 1920x1200 screen brings the total cost up near 5k, which, uh, is a lot.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 06:49 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Mike Gorski View Post
Quadcore iMac would be wonderful but knowing Apple I'm hesitant. Just bought a 24" 2.16 Intel Core 2 Duo with 2 GB of RAM and its wonderful this past November. Although I have no money nor desire for another Mac, can't wait to see where the iMac is going. Its beautiful now, its amazing when you think you can't make it better, Apple somehow finds a way.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 09:27 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Boyd Ostroff View Post
We have a few of the 15" Dell laptops at work, and I have to agree with Heath and Bill. These machines are used for regular "office stuff" like spreadsheets, word processing, etc. and the default fonts are really difficult to read.
I'd have to disagree there. My Dell Inspiron 5150 which is about 4 years old now has a 15" screen that's 1600x1200. Much the same as a 1920x1200 15.4" widescreen. It's a very high quality screen, and to be honest the text is no more difficult to read than any book or newspaper. But having that extra resolution really makes a difference for video, audio editing or graphics releated programs.
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Old June 17th, 2007, 12:12 PM   #19
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and if u are buying the 15" model, do you really want to pay extra $420+ to get 128 meg additional VRAM? All macbook pro should come stock with 256 VRAM.
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Old June 17th, 2007, 12:51 PM   #20
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Quad-Core Laptop would be nice but finding a place to put a 2nd CPU would force them to redesign the entire MBP system. I think they'll wait a little bit. While the new MBP's are nice, its not that much faster...not enough to feel bad if you own a previous gen. one. I think I read on macrumors forums that the speed difference is like 6% and maybe 10% in extreme cases.

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Old June 17th, 2007, 02:20 PM   #21
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HD DVD vs. Blue Ray

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until they put in a blue ray hdv burner I am not interested apple is just buying time this upgrade should have had more in it hdv burner, quadcore, ect....

Is Blue Ray going to out do HD DVD? I have not been keeping up.
I know with cassettes 8 tracks went out and were obsolete real quick.

If I were 2 invest in a $600 Blue Ray DVD burner to go with my MacBook Pro 17 in, would that be the same mistake as buying an 8 track player back when they came out?

By the way that would be SWEET if they had a blue ray burner in the MacBook Pro!!!!
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